Tag: rant

February 12, 2011

There’s an old saying about how to make a small fortune… start with a large one. Of course, it is a joke, but there is some element of truth in that, especially if the large fortune you are using is someone else’s. Many years ago,…

January 29, 2011

A remark on the News Quiz today regarding the proposed selling off of publicly owned Forestry Commision woodlands intrigued me. The comment was made by show host Sandy Toksvig: “…the first tranche of the forests, if they sell them off, is going to raise a…

January 22, 2011

Actually, the subject line only really works if you are Jonathon Ross. Anyway, I didn’t mention in my earlier post that my book-buying started in Waterstones. I came across it in the hour before we had lunch, and I thought I would see what their…

January 7, 2011
January 1, 2011

When you go to the cinema, please remember that: You are not in your lounge, but in a cinema, a public place where you are surrounded by strangers who want to watch the movie, and not listen to you chatter through it all the time.…

December 16, 2010

On my way back from the hospital, I popped into Currys, to look at their microwaves, as mine has recently conked out. While there I took a look at their gas cookers, as I intend to replace my old one, now that the kitchen is done.

I’ve been looking around for a few weeks, but hadn’t seen anything outstanding. But today I saw it – a Zanussi which was the right size (55cm), has a fold-up glass surface (so increases my usable counter top) and has a dual oven – the smaller top oven being so much more economical when cooking for one. An electronic timer, nice easy controls – all in all it looked perfect.

August 19, 2010

On a TV Quiz, I have just watched a woman who claims to teach remedial classes to young adults and teenagers answer the following question: “A man pays 500 pounds for a car. Its price has been reduced by 60%, what was the original price?”…

July 28, 2010

… do I repeatedly read a post in draft form and preview, but only after I publish it, and it cross posts to LJ do I spot the glaring typos and repeated words? … and then realise I forgot to add tags.

July 5, 2010

Have just sent an email to my ISP (the offending marketing email it refers to has been omited from this post): Dear Sirs I have just received this email from kadence.com, a market research company claiming to be acting on your behalf. I suspect it…

July 2, 2010

I had the day off today, and it was a day of appointments, the dentist in the morning, and the optician in the afternoon. I wasn’t looking forward to the dentist – I never do. In December, I had a couple of teeth out (having…

June 11, 2010

Earlier this year, I moved to a joint phone and broadband service with Opal. The service has been good, and I had no complaints, until today. A couple of times when I have come back from a weekend away, I have been surprised to find…

May 25, 2010

Further to my earlier comments about the various folk I’ve had quoting my kitchen, and how they don’t seem to be able to listen to what I say. As I mentioned earlier, I had a visit yesterday from yet another chap to measure up and…